Curragh of Kildare (The)
CURRAGH OF KILDARE, THE. AKA - "The Winter (it) is Past." Irish, Air (4/4 time). D Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "I took down the words and air of this song about 1852 from Kate Cudmore of Glenosheen, Co. Limerick: and I gave both to Dr. Petrie, who published them in his 'Ancient Music of Ireland'. The air re-appears in Standford-Petrie. There is a Scotch version of the words: but the Scotch air--which appears modern--is different from ours, as given here. The words originated in Ireland" (Joyce).
Printed source: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 427, p. 238-239.
Recorded source: See also listings at: Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources , Alan Ng's Irishtune.info .
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